Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams Return to Impossible Dreams
· Tom Cruise is reportedly set to return to Paramount, where he and J.J. Abrams will co-produce Mission: Impossible IV for a 2011 release. Which still isn't as cut-and-dry as it might sound, with Cruise already attached to the Fox project Wichita, Abrams on the hook for Star Trek 2 and Sumner Redstone selling off assets this morning to cover his sizable losses in Viacom's "Will Never Work with Tom Cruise Again" office pool. [Variety]
Reese Witherspoon gets drugged, bad drivers take over, and much more Hollywood Ink after the jump.
· Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in Universal's Pharm Girl, an "aspirational comedy" about one woman's rude career awakening in the pharmaceutical industry. Bad Santa creators Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are writing the script, which will find much-needed laughs where previous Big Pharm exposes like The Constant Gardener fell woefully short. [THR]
· Speaking of aspirations, the Travel Channel is planning the new reality series The Streets of America: The Search for America's Worst Driver. You've been warned. [Variety]
· Overture Films grabbed Celeste and Jesse Forever of the Fox Atomic scrap heap, reviving the divorce comedy co-written by (and set to star) Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. [THR]
· The Haunting in Georgia has emerged as the sequel to the breakout hit The Haunting in Connecticut, firmly establishing producers Gold Circle as the Sufjan Stevens of demonic-possession B-movies. [THR]